With previous songs usually loaded with spiritual overtures, Barry Jhay’s new romantic single, “Melanin” is a thematically novel ground for the singer. Regardless, the soulful, endearing quality of his voice remains a worthy highlight. Vstix produces the percussive mid-tempo beat for “Melanin”, while Barry Jhay performs his lightweight set, simultaneously admiring his love interest’s physical attributes and professing his affectionate feelings. Although the song’s intentions are pretty straightforward, it also scans as an ode to pan-African beauty.
You can listen to “Melanin” below.